What Accommodations Does My New Jersey Employer Have to Make?

Everyone is just one accident or illness away from a disability. When a worker has a physical or mental disability, certain accommodations may prove necessary for that person to fulfill the essential functions associated with that position. If such accommodations are not forthcoming after a request to the employer by the employee, the latter may have grounds for a disability discrimination claim. Disability Under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, it is[…] Read More

New Jersey Overtime Laws

Unfortunately, there are employers who go to great lengths to avoid paying their employees for the extra hours they put in at work. Everyone should know their rights under the law so they can be sure they are being paid correctly and fairly. In New Jersey, overtime wages must be paid when an employee works more than 40 hours in a seven-day work week. Overtime pay is equal to one and a half times the employee’s hourly wage. There are[…] Read More

Recovering Overtime Pay in New Jersey

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires employers to abide by certain wage and hour laws. Besides minimum wage standards, the FLSA addresses overtime issues, outlining the conditions that require employers to pay overtime and lay out the rules for which employees are exempt. In states with stricter codes than those in the FLSA, the stricter laws supersede. When it comes to overtime, New Jersey adopts federal standards. The federal statues set out in the[…] Read More

Can My Employer Offer Different Benefits to Males and Females?

Equal pay for men and women has been a hot topic today.  Women entering the workforce in the 1970’s were routinely paid less than males working in the same capacity. After many lawsuits and protests, women have won the right to be paid equal to their male colleagues when they are doing the same job and have the same qualifications. The most recent topic of discussion in equal pay relates to benefits. Are employers allowed to offer different benefits to[…] Read More

Do I Need a Witness for My Sexual Harassment Case?

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a significant societal problem in the 21st century despite decades of progress and strengthened worker protections. For anyone who has been the subject of illegal sexual harassment, there are a myriad of questions and fears about taking legal action. A common question is whether witnesses are necessary in proving a sexual harassment claim. Although you do not need witnesses to prove your claim, there are things to keep in mind when an employee has[…] Read More